The joy of music – always

Musicians, especially the songwriters, are like elite athletes to me. Their performances so memorable, their skills so wonderous, and forever connected across space and time, as we reminisce. When we were young and the music, the words, the energy, the social interactions, the shared joy, the life transitions. Such intimate experiences with people we never … Read more

Trauma and the metaphor of lost clusters

Trauma is a memory problem. A trauma experience may interfere with our ability to establish and maintain a coherent network of explicit and implicit memory about an event. Trauma occurs when the combination of conscious (explicit) and unconscious (implicit) memory systems related to a very frightening or confronting event lose connections in the brain (central … Read more